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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - August 8, 2015, Kokomo, IndianaVol. 164, no. 340 classified b3-b8 comics a6 lotteries a3 obituaries a2 opinion a4 sports b1-b2 weather partly sunny with slight Chance of rain High 82 Low 66 More on Page a12 to Days Page one designed by Katelyn Miller Colts Camp Cass product Obrien signs with indy Glenda Ritz ending bid for governor local Page a2sports Page b1 to subscribe 765-456-3821 or 765-459-3121 to advertise 765-459-3121 classified 1-800-382-0696 office hours . 8 . To 5 . / sat. 8 . To 11 . Inside $1.00kokomotribune.com saturday August 8, 2015 Kokomo Tribune follow us on Eriks credit approval process will help you get in to a new Chevrolet Call Randy Bush at 765-457-8333 for pre approval today 1800 s. Reed Road / Highway 931 in Kok Mowe believe in you disaster declaration sought the Nightmare that was the 1988 agricultural season is still on the minds of area Farmers. Mother nature dumped buckets of rain on Central Indiana Early and often during the season but by mid summer the precipitation Supply simply shut off. The Early rain left Root systems shallow and with no Way to reach the moisture deep in the soil crops withered in the late summer heat. While the summer of 2015 a snot been that catastrophic locally its still been pretty bad. Bad by Josh Sigler Kokomo Tribune More than half of states Corn crop rated fair or worse Tim Bath Kokomo Tribune less crops empty spots created by pooling water Early in the growing season can be found in a soybean Field on 00 North South at 440 West on Friday. Gov. Mike Pence has asked the us a to declare a disaster in 53 Indiana counties including Howard. More charges added in double fatal wreck prosecutors f i led additional charges against the 21-year-old Peru Man accused of causing mondays double fatal crash in Eastern Howard county. Deputy prosecutor Mark Hurt filed two counts of level 3 felony resisting Law enforcement causing death in the Case against Deryn m. Johnson on thursday a Day after Johnson was released from jail after posting $1,200, 10 percent of his $12,000 bail. Johnson appeared in Howard Superior court 4 Friday for his initial hearing and stated he wished to hire his own attorney. Judge George Hopkins entered preliminary pleas of not guilty on Johnsons behalf and set a pre trial hearing for sept. 25 and a jury trial for oct. 20. The judge also set a coun Sel status hearing for aug. 21. If Johnson hires an attorney before then the status hearing will be lifted court records show. In addition Hurt filed a motion on behalf of the state to have Johnson taken Back into custody and to in crease his Bond. Judge Hopkins stated he would not Rule on the motion without a hearing and without Johnson being defended. Johnson is accused of leading police on a High Speed car Chase that ended when Johnson ran a Stop sign at 350 East and 300 South and struck a 2013 Toyota Prius killing Sisters Nancy r. Cripe 73, and Mary Dimitt 82. The prosecutors of fice initially filed two level 5 felony charges of reckless homicide and added the More serious resisting charges thurs Day. Howard county sheriff deputies initially arrested Johnson after the crash on preliminary charges of two counts of resisting Law enforcement causing death operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a controlled substance and failure to Stop after an Accident. The level 3 felony charges Are punishable by up to 20 years while the level 5 charges each carry sentences of up to six years. Mike Fletcher can be reached at 765-454-8565 or by email at . By Mike Fletcher Kokomo Tribune Man accused of leading police on Chase released on Bond Deryn Michael Johnson faces several charges related to Pursuit Boondocks to open by end of month Boondocks food and spirits owners Steve Foht and Shawna Snyder admit they were getting increasingly nervous As the Days barrelled on without their new downtown location up and run Ning yet. The final pieces of the Puzzle Are in place including a new chef and the Peru based new Orleans themed bar and restaurant will Branch out and bring its cajun flare to downtown Kokomo by the end of the month. By Josh Sigler Kokomo Tribune ? new Orleans themed bar and restaurant to be on Sycamore Street Josh Sigler Kokomo Tribune grinding Justin Mackey saws wrought Iron thursday outside of Boondocks food and spirits new downtown Kokomo location. The restaurant and bar Hopes to open on aug. 21. Tipton governments to launch new website Tipton in 2015, its rare that a City does not have its own website. The City of Tipton has such a Dubi Ous distinction. And the count yes website is antiquated and hard to navigate. The City and county Are looking to rectify that Issue and along with the Tipton county economic develop ment organization recently announced plans for a new site encompassing a web presence for All three entities. Its about getting the information out to the Public like we should county councilwoman Jennifer Richey said. The Way things Are currently set up and especially on the City Side theress no website so they have no Way to get information out like they should. There Are a lot of things that will help out with efficiency within the departments. Peo ple will be Able to go online and fill things out instead of coming into the office. Just As a whole were trying to be better at our jobs As far As getting information out to the Public like were supposed to. By Josh Sigler Kokomo Tribune ? City does not even have a site right now Dan evidence questioned in trial Peru a single strand of hair around 2-inches Long thatus the Only physical evidence linking Tim Jimerson to the murder of Toni Spicer who was found strangled and severely beaten inside her trailer on aug. 29, 1992. It was that single hair found on Spicers naked body during an autopsy that led to a Dan match with Jimerson in 2012, when he was living in Biloxi Mississippi and working at a body shop. And it was that single hair that came under the scrutiny of prosecutors and defense attorneys during the fifth Day of Jimer songs cold Case murder trial. Daun Powers a forensic Dan Ana Lyst with the Indiana state police who completed most of the Dan testing on All evidence found at the crime scene testified to jurors Friday about How the hair led to a match with Jimer songs Dan. Powers said the hair was part of around 30 hairs that were collected by Carson Gerber Kokomo Tribune ? police officer testifies Tim Jimerson admitted to killing Spicer in 1992 see crops / / Page a12 see trial / / Page a11 see restaurant / / Page a7 see website / / Page a7

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